The Best of Everything! 4

This month’s Vinings Lifestyle Magazine was put together by you! You nominated your favorite businesses in 43 categories. You voted to make sure your favorites won. You spread the word on social media and got others to vote too. And when all was said and done, over 30,000 votes were cast, making this one uber-successful inaugural Best of Smyrna/Vinings issue!

There were some surprises and others that were not so shocking, but all the winners earned their right to claim they are the Best of Smyrna/Vinings in their category. I encourage you to read through the list and see what you think. And tell us about it either on Facbook (Facebook.com/ViningsLifestyle) or email me directly (maria.smith@lifestylepubs.com).

While we are on the subject of ‘the best’, it is hopefully appropriate to talk about our hometown Atlanta Falcons. Check out our preview of the 2016 season as well as insight into their new stadium set to open next year. Also read the newest recipe creation, The Best Apple Crumb Muffins, for a delicious home cooked treat.

Until next month, I’ll see you soaking up the late summer sun on the patio of Blue Moon Pizza or splurging on some frosty delights at Pinkberry. Want to get to know me more? Follow my blog, MamaliciousMaria.com!

In My Bag

This month I have three items in my bag that are all unique additions to my busy life. 1. The Teebra ($34.95, Tee-Bra.com) is an innovative garment that is an alternative to a sports bra for low impact sports. It can also be worn as a slimming piece underneath a blouse.

2. Bokos sandals ($18, BokosUSA.com) are durable, versatile, and tough yet surprisingly cute sandals. They are especially good after a tennis match or other workout.

3. Because I’m always a mom first, Babiators sunglasses ($20, Babiators.com) have protected my kids’ eyes and made them look Top Gun cool too. Summer might be (nearly) over but those UV rays can be damaging year round so be sure to keep protecting those eyes!